HC Deb 19 November 1918 vol 110 c3327
7. Colonel ARCHER-SHEE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether in the schemes for demobilisation any arrangements have yet been made with reference to conscientious objectors; whether steps will be taken to ensure that all conscientious objectors at present serving are held to serve until every soldier other than soldiers of the future Regular Army are repatriated; and whether these conscientious objectors will now be sent to France to assist in the reconstruction work on the ruined battlefields?


No special arrangements are contemplated, and their demobilisation will take place under the general scheme.


Does the right hon. Gentleman mean that those men will have the preference in demobilisation over those who have served?


No, I do not mean that.